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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi!
Looking for help picking bindings for 2015 black pearls size 166. Its an 88mm waist and I'm 5'2" under 130lbs.

A quick google says that the 2014 marker squires were terrible but it looks like the griffons were OK and I saw some online shops mounting the Solomon l10s.

Oh also is 90mm wide enough?
Thanks!
post #2 of 14

@Treckchick is sleeping at the moment so I am taking her pages. The Griffon is a bit overkill and will be tough for your petit frame to get into in softer snow. The Salomon 10DIN is not enough housing for a 88mm ski. Take a look at the Salomon Sth12 O/S, Head Attack 12 or 13 or the Marker TC 11.0, all of these bindings are under $200 and will work well with a small boot and are laterally rigid enough for a ski of this width. 90mm brakes are perfect. 

post #3 of 14
Wat Fil sed... Particularly about the Marker TC11 vs the Squire/Griffon. The Attack 12/13 are a great choice.
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 

awesome!  Thank you both!

post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
 

@Treckchick is sleeping at the moment so I am taking her pages. The Griffon is a bit overkill and will be tough for your petit frame to get into in softer snow. The Salomon 10DIN is not enough housing for a 88mm ski. Take a look at the Salomon Sth12 O/S, Head Attack 12 or 13 or the Marker TC 11.0, all of these bindings are under $200 and will work well with a small boot and are laterally rigid enough for a ski of this width. 90mm brakes are perfect. 


I couldn't have said it better. 

post #6 of 14

Just to hijack this a little, The Woman Of My Dreams is looking at Black Pearls or the Viva 810.  She is a big girl and skis half her days in the East, half in the West.  She is an advanced intermediate but very cautious.  I'm thinking the BPs for better in Western crud (Xmas Tree Bowl at Steamboat is about her limit, on a good day), but what length? 166 or the biggest one?

 

BK

post #7 of 14
You're gonna have to spill the numbers, or else do it all via pm with someone like TC. No one is a mind reader.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Bode Klammer View Post
 

Just to hijack this a little, The Woman Of My Dreams is looking at Black Pearls or the Viva 810.  She is a big girl and skis half her days in the East, half in the West.  She is an advanced intermediate but very cautious.  I'm thinking the BPs for better in Western crud (Xmas Tree Bowl at Steamboat is about her limit, on a good day), but what length? 166 or the biggest one?

 

BK

I ride the viva 8.1s now  primarily on the East Coast.  I love 'em but you gotta find the sweet spot and drive them hard through the ice.  I took them to CO last year and they were perfectly fine on "snow" but lousy in powder (hence my move to the DO IT ALL bps).

post #9 of 14
Eye brow to mid forehead for a slower skiing intermediate.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by MtnBikerChk View Post
 
 

I ride the viva 8.1s now  primarily on the East Coast.  I love 'em but you gotta find the sweet spot and drive them hard through the ice.  I took them to CO last year and they were perfectly fine on "snow" but lousy in powder (hence my move to the DO IT ALL bps).

 I guess that means the BPs.  

 

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Eye brow to mid forehead for a slower skiing intermediate.

That's where she's been, but I was thinking a little longer with an early rise ski.  Is that wrong?

 

BK

post #11 of 14
Head height for an expert. A different ski for a larger gal/hard hard charger. The rise isn't huge. Same deal as always, length gets stability at the expense of easy and maneuverability. If she's a good athlete and really wants to work on skiing better, and you anticipate she will, then sure, you could go longer. Venue also plays a role. Can't remember where you ski, BK.
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
 

@Treckchick is sleeping at the moment so I am taking her pages. The Griffon is a bit overkill and will be tough for your petit frame to get into in softer snow. The Salomon 10DIN is not enough housing for a 88mm ski. Take a look at the Salomon Sth12 O/S, Head Attack 12 or 13 or the Marker TC 11.0, all of these bindings are under $200 and will work well with a small boot and are laterally rigid enough for a ski of this width. 90mm brakes are perfect. 

btw, this one, right?  :D

 

http://markerusa.com/binding/m-11-0-tc-eps-2014/

post #13 of 14
Yup.
post #14 of 14

My wife is on Black Pearls with Salomon STH 12 Driver bindings - she loves them (and orange on purple looks cool... as if it really matters!). Not sure if they discontinued these again though.

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